RecycleMania 2018: February 4 - March 31

What is RecycleMania? 

The annual 8-week competition challenges colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to collect the most recyclable materials.

This year, the UMD campaign theme is "Go Green for the Gold."

Recycle all paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, and other mixed recyclables! Compost at The Stamp and other campus locations.  

Learn more about RecycleMania and what you can recycle on campus.

Last year, UMD achieved No. 1 in the state of Maryland for recycling rate and compostables collected!  

Email for RecycleMania inquiries. 

Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event

The document shredding and e-waste event will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Lot 1f.  

Shredding service is available for university documents only. Personal electronics, however, are accepted. Click here for more event information. 

Last year, our campus shredded 5.46 tons of sensitive documents and recycled nearly 7,000 pounds of electronics! 

Personal Waste Audit Challenge 

The goal for this exercise is to become aware of the total amount of waste you generate in a 24-hour period. After you obtain an understanding of your personal waste try and reduce this volume.  Very little of what we send to the landfill is actually “trash.”  How can we minimize the waste being sent to the landfill? Click here to learn more about how you can take the challenge.  

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2018

Enter the "Recycle This!" video contest by creating a 30-second HD video about why waste reduction, recycling and composting is important to you. Post your video to YouTube and send the completed entry form with video link to Click here for official contest rules. Video entries are due by Monday, April 2.  

"Recycle This!" Video Contest 2017

Congrats to 2017 winner, Kim Hopkins for her video, "How Should Terps Recycle?" 

Past "Recycle This!" Video Contest Competitions 

A round of applause goes to Shannon Cooper, the winner of the 2016 "Recycle This!" contest, for her video titled "Clean the Stream."  

The 2015 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “Terps Recycle,” by Alyssa Zinar. Alyssa won $500 in Terrapin Express Points for her winning video! 

Our 2014 “Recycle This!” video contest winner was “Earth Wins When We Use the Bins,” by Shannon Cooper, Maria Pascale, Anna Lieberman, and Hanna Finigan.